President Herbert Hoover In The 1930's

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Hoover President Herbert Hoover didn’t believe that it was the federal government’s role to provide direct relief. Instead he suggested voluntarism, asking corporations to improve working conditions and wages. Lowering income taxes was another idea promoted by Hoover. If people would spend less on taxes, they would invest in stock market and purchase products. Hoover refused against any form of a welfare program. He believed giving money directly to the unemployed would strip them of their initiative, making matters even worse. But, Hoover still wanted Americans to remain confident in businesses. Through the time Hoover served as president, workers wages stayed the same. Most Americans disagreed with Hoover’s refusal to provide direct aid. …show more content…

June 17, 1930 Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. July 21, 1930 Hoover combined federal services into one, called the Veterans Administration. October 21, 1930 Hoover created the President 's Emergency Committee for Employment. August 19, 1931 Hoover developed the President 's Organization on Unemployment Relief. January 22, 1932 The Reconstruction Finance Corporation gave loans to struggling businesses. July 28, 1932 Hoover ordered troops to clear the Bonus Army out of Washington, D.C. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt won the 1932 election in a landslide. As former governor of New York, Roosevelt had experience and had already taken active steps to provide aid. When Roosevelt began his term for president, he worked with Congress to create new programs to battle the depression and provide economic recovery, known as the New Deal. To give explanation of his plans, Roosevelt start the Fireside Chat. Over radio address he spoke directly to Americans, giving them chats over the course of the administration. Roosevelt continued to introduce additional New Deal legislation. These new laws were introduced as the Second New Deal. President Franklin D. Roosevelt led America out of the Great Depression. American citizens were grateful for Roosevelt’s leadership towards rebuilding the

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